Anyone here have plantar fasciitis? I think I might, but out of sheer laziness, I'm reluctant to go to the doctor to have him tell me something I already know.
I'm overweight, I stand on hard concrete for 8 hours a day, I pronate my feet when I walk, and when I wake up in the morning, the heel/arch area of both feet are very sore.
I bought some New Balances last week that have been little help with morning pain, but are comfortable throughout the day. I'm trying some New Balance pressure relief insoles this week to see if they help as well, but the cushioning on them is so meaty that I have to loosen up the laces considerably to keep blood circulating in my foot.
Any other suggestions? I don't want to wear night splints, but if it'll help the pain, I may buy a pair. Thanks.
i might have a mild case in one foot. It was really bad with some of my shoes. I almost couldn't walk in the morning. I switched to some Nike Reacts shoes and it has made a huge difference. I was the Austin City Limits Music Festival yesterday. On my feet for 9 out of 11 hours and they were hardly sore at all this morning.
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i'm overweight and stand on my feet a lot at work on concrete also. a shoe shouldn't be fittet according to where the toes are in the shoe. they should be fitted where the ball of the foot sits. i buy shoes at the newbalance store and get my shoes fitted by a pedorathist sp? and they work their tails off to get their customers in the right shoe. when i literally wear through the padding that came in the shoes, i throw some johnson odor eaters in to replace it. up intil i started getting my shoes professionally fitted i was having pain in the morning also.
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I once had plantar fascia issues... God, what a pain. Literally.
I went to an orthopod and he sold me a $90 splint I couldn't wear. Yikes. It's about the only real way to get it to heal outside of surgery, to stretch that tendon out at night, allowing it to heal in the extended position rather than when contracted, as our toes are pointed downward.
Bad thing, is if it continues chronically, it can get WORSE, as scar tissue builds up and causes worsening shortening of the fascia. ACK! Then there's no real option but surgery.
Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen can help. I essentially just toughed it out for about 6 months, stretched it as much as possible, and it ended up healing on its own.... thank goodness!
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So THAT'S what that pain is lol. I walk/stand on concrete for 8 hrs a day also, but I only seem to get pain/discomfort in my ankles on occassion. I guess I should start stretching in the morning a bit when I get up.
I figured it was just fatigue from running rather than actually just standing. I seem to have more problems with shin splints than anything else, though.